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for a look ahead and back. a hanukkah reception at the white house today. as in past years, president obama welcomes guests for a celebration to mark the last night of the jewish festival of lights. >>> on this day in 1933, the end of prohibition. americans were finally able to drink legally after the amendment to the constitution was repealed. >>> happy birthday to actress paula patton of the film "precious," who is 38, retired nfl quarterback jim plun ket and richard little. i'm richard lui. thanks for watching on this thursday. have a great day ahead of you. >>> good morning. it's 4:30. i'm scott mcgrew. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. that is out of san jose where a big rig has crashed and landed on construction equipment. it's happening on southbound interstate 880 at the stevens creek boulevard off ramp. it's close to valley fair mall. bob redell is live at the scene. what does it look like out there? >> reporter: we're trying to figure out how much impact this is going to have on the morning commute. here is is the big rig, a driver fell asleep heading south on 880 this morning, around q
of the year to get people to sign up for obama care. they need to hit that beginning of the year deadline in 2014 to get a critical mass of people on the obama care website. the president today giving a speech inside the white house complex where he made the case again that the white house has hit its deadline for fixing the obama care website and now safe for people to sign up. take a listen. >> this law is working and will work into the future. people want the financial stability of health insurance and we'll keep on working to fix whatever problems come up, any start up, any launch of a project this big that has an impact on one sixth of our economy, whatever comes up we're just going fix it. >> reporter: meanwhile on capitol hill republicans kept pound being away with their criticism saying that obama care ultimately is more than just this website. >> the president's health care law continues to wreak havoc on american families, small businesses and our economy. it's not just broken website. this bill is fundamentally flawed. causing people to lose the doctor of their choice, causing
that the congressional budget office made in may of where the health care obama care would be in year one. that estimate was done, obviously, before the website spent two months being broken. so there is what was underlying that estimate is over. it's not going to happen. but back when -- in june and may when i spoke to the obama administration about how they thought about zubsuccess, they not use seven million number. they did not say getting seven million and one million was young and healthy. success was all about getting this right, getting the ratios right so the premiums would be low enough that over the first two or three years it would be a good deal and people would come in. so the important thing for the administration is not seven million versus five million versus nine million. it's how many of them are young and healthy. they need about 40% in order to keep premiums at the levels they want them. >> and to that point, there was a recent gallup poll. 37% of americans under 30 are the least familiar with the health care law. more than any other age group. and obviously we've talked about the f
for one-year obama cares employer mandate, instructing states they are free to ignore the clear language regarding which existing health care plans may be grandfathered in promulgating an iris world that allows for distribution of billions of dollars in obamacare subsidies that congress never authorized. the house has acted to validate retroactively so that the president of the golub omnicare modifications. however, rather than embrace these legislative fixes, the president's response has been to threaten to veto the house passed measures. the president's far-reaching claims of executive power if left unchecked will test the president was brought domestic policy authority that the constitution does not grant him. those in the president political party has been largely silenced in this dangerous expansion of executive power. what they say they president effectively repealed the environmental laws by refusing to sue polluters or the labor laws, by refusing to fine violators? what if they president wanted tax cuts that a president would not enact? to the instrument the irs to decline to enf
-year low, which means that 47% of this economy has basically given up until obama. these policies have not created economic growth, and everybody knows it. >> but wait, wait, ants my question. >> i can answer it. >> the house republicans is 40 jobs create bills that are stalled in the senate. >> they're all the same two things. >> no, they're not. they're energy job, they're rural jobs, farm jobs. >> the biggest thing you can do to create jobs, whether you're a republican or democrat, and this has been true throughout centuries, is for the government to be smaller and for the private sectoring to bigger. that means less regulation, not the monstrous expansion we have seen, and we just got the tip of the iceberg there. >> wait, wait, wait. wait a second. >> more taxes, less spending, and same -- >> the administration -- however -- >> i want to hear the governor here. >> it's down to pre-stimulus levels and heading in the right direction. >> despite obama. the sequester, by the way, is less than 1% of total federal spending. if we think this nation cannot tighten its belt, then we should
a nuclear facility, the first time they've visited the site in more than two years. president obama said the pursuit of a longstanding deal with iran is as likely to fail as it is to succeed. iran has agreed to roll back its enrichment of uranium, which it uses to generate nuclear energy. the program could also build a bomb. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible ke any country, to change over time. it may not be likely. you know, if you ask me what is the likelihood that we are able to arrive at the end state i was describing earlier, i want say it's more that 50/50, but we have to try. >> iran, the u.s. and five other powers will meet to discuss implementing an great on the program. hassan ni says the deal that lists sanctions has helped his country's economy. >> controversy over the latest project by artist christo. he'll spread fabric high above the arkansas river. some say it will damage the eco >> it's called "over the river", and this is the river, the arkansas in south central colorado. what christo wants to do is suspend hundreds of huge panels of silvery clo
the obama care website. and glenn beck is here with his take on obama care and the administration negotiating with terrorists in iran. >> they offered coverage for myself, my wife but my one and a half-year-old daughter was left off. >> and a shocking story from the latest victims of obama care. >> i thought it was a glitch. >> "hannity" starts right here, right now. welcome to "hannity." tonight the deadline has passed. despite the administration saying health care.gov works, quote, smoothly for the vast majority of use rs that's not true. there are still glitches when americans try to sign up for obama care online and even death panel sebelius admits it's true, sort of. in "usa today" she wrote, for those who prefer to shop online you may want the to visit health care.gov in off-peak hours when there is less traffic. morning, evenings, weekends. have your information ready and comparison shop for the best deal. that doesn't sound fixed to me. we want to test it so back with us again trying to sign up for obama care. she's been trying all day. the co-host of "fox & friends" first
doing anything for their own game. the new rule was imposed by president obama three years ago. we'll learn whether the housing recovery lost momentum. some data was delayed by the shut down. increases are expected despite higher mortgage rates. one economists says it's not just institutional investors helping the housing markets.. >> now you are seeing a lot of home buyers who are not institutional investors, who have better credit scores, and have decided that the time is about good to start buying home. and bankers are becoming more confident about the situation. >> we'll get a hint about friday's anticipated jobs report. payroll firm reports on how many private sector jobs were created last month. wall street has some of its moo back. after the do you closed lower on tuesday for a third straight day. the do you jones falling blow the 15,000 mark. the nasdaq holding above the 4,000 level. overseas european markets struggle to bounce back after three days of losses. markets ended the day lower. japan led the cle client, with the nikkei falling. chinese shares rallied on news of f
put out in the "washington post" by dan balz. by almost any measure, this has been a lost year for obama on the domestic front. the flawed rollout of the health care law, the most important initiative of his tenure, has been a huge setback. >> i think that's a bit of an overstatement. a lost year? focusing on trying to get more people affordable health care? at the end of the day, everyone knows, we can all agree the rollout could have been, should have been better. but underneath all that is democrats and the president trying to make sure the people have health care. that is the side that we should be on, not this sort of is it right, is it wrong, should he be mad about it, should he not be mad about it? this is about making sure people can live. >> can government be nimble, can government learn from its mistakes? i would say the website is just a small symptom. government slik an offensive lineman. it can do blocking, it can create order. when you ask the government to be a wide receiver, you're asking them to do things they can't do. republicans win elections when the govern
think, willie, republicans can make the argument that we are where we are four years later because barack obama's policies have made things worse. if we want to make that argument we can make that argument. but it's harder for us. it does not help us, i don't think with swing voters to say we'll do you guys a favor and cut off all your unemployment benefits. >> i don't think that helps. i'm just thinking it doesn't. >> it's not a good message. steve, your first chart on the minimum wage is 7.25 right now. let's say you get 40 hours a week, 52 weeks that comes to $15,000 a year which puts you below the poverty line. >> one of the ways people are pushing back on this perfect storm against people at the bottom is by focusing on the minimum wage. the minimum wage is $7.25 as you see here on this chart. which is not oddly enough the lowest. these are all inflation adjusted. they go back to the 1960s. in the 1960s it was $9.50. went down in the '80s. oddly enough it was president bush's administration that pushed a three step increase that took it back up to $7.25. it's been declining in
year and people actually understand what they're getting and what they're avoiding. i mean obama hasn't done a great job in selling the affordable care act. he should have given people sort of a health care 101. there are really only three basic options for health care. we can do what we were doing, which we all agree didn't work. we can go for a universal single payer plan which the rest of the world does but the republicans could scream communism or do obama care. this is a republican plan that the republicans now want to repeal. and paum ought to bring that irony hope to people, i think. >> as you point out, this was, you know, mother endorsed by the heritage foundation and implemented in massachusetts, which is basically -- >> by a republican governor, mitt romney. >> by a republican governor. almost 100% of adults and children are now covered because of what they were able to institute there in massachusetts. suzy, while we talk about this and are just in the beginning of december, it's just the beginning, everybody, although we're freaking out that we're getting so close to chri
two years, for the last two years, you know, barack obama, president obama has been relentlessly beatings up on wall street. lori: maybe right all the way back in 2009 came out with pay package reform. >> i think he was easy on them. i think when republicans won congress, when scott brown won in massachusetts, that was -- lori: it intensified. >> it intensified. he ramped up the class warfare rhetoric and it worked. think that hurt wall street. lori: it is generational because wall street jobs were so prominent. >> remember 19 '90s, it was great being on wall street. a big thing. like, it was like a positive. lori: yeah. >> you talk to wall street guys single trying to meet young lady, it's a negative. lori: take more advice from you. >> yes of course. of course. adam: you think the midterm elections everyone is talking about that, we'll see this rhetoric get ramped up even worse? >> good question. the president has other big fish on his -- one of the, politicians love diversions. we have obamacare which is obviously blowing up, right? adam: he needs a diversion. what better than
news on obama care. we got 70 years before the next story comes. >> it's next. the rebought of obama care comes as the president will talk about the benefit of this health care law. yesterday, president obama defended the affordable care act and suggested if republicans have better ideas they should bring them to the stable. >> the bottom line is this law is working and will get started with the exchanges, with the marketplaces, so we're not going to walk away from it. if i've got to fight another three years to make sure this law works, then that's what i will do. i have always said, i will work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively you got good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. i want to make that clear. >> you know, if what the president said is introduce. then that's a marked change since the first time the health care law went through. the republicans had scores of amendments that harry reid killed. never let him discuss it on the floor. never got a vote on the floor, so if the president now wants to work
able to visit the site in two years. meanwhile president obama said the pursuit of a longstanding deal with iran to monitor its weapons is likely to fail as it is to succeed. he was talking at a pro-israel forum in washington. iran will roll back it's enrichment of uranium, which can be used to build a nuclear bomb, but also to generate energy. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible r possible for iran, like any country to change over time. it may not be likely. if you ask me what is the likelihood at us arriving at the end state that i described earlier, i wouldn't say that it's more than 50/50. we have to try. >> iran, the u.s. and five other world powers will meet in the coming days to discuss a 6-month agreement. >> we are cracking a storm system creating problems. let's bring in metrologist eboni dean. >> i'm tracking a storm system in the east and a storm system across the west that will make its way east ward, merging with the system in place. it will create more travel woes across the north-east and great lakes. now. we have a wide area dealing with the snow
of south africa where revered apartheid icon nelson mandela has passed away. he was 95 years old. the country's president just announced to the world how the former leader passed away. it was peacefully at his home. mandela of course inspired generations of politicians and activists. president obama will be making a statement on his passing shortly. when that happens we'll take it live. very sad. more "money" after this. ♪ [ male announcer ] they are a glowing example of what it means to the bst. and at this special time of year, they shine even brighter. come to the winter event and get the merces-benz you've always wished for, now for an exceptional price. [anta ] ho, ho, ho, ho! [ le announcer ] lease e 2014 e350 for $579 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. melissa: are you ready to "deck the halls" again? today we've got some coolest things for your holiday gift list. i'm telling you that you will want these things for yourself. i know i already do. here to talk us through it tech buffalo's todd hazelton. >> thanks for having me. melissa: this is amazing! i want it
at or below the minimum wage of seven dollars -- $7.25 last year. president obama is calling for a hike to about $10 per hour. that is what he calls a broad growth agenda. airport workers and fast food workers and to nurse assistants and retail salespeople who work their tails off. they are still living at or are above poverty. that is why it is well past the time to raise a minimum wage that in real terms right now is lower -- >> fast food workers in 100 cities across the country made a strike yesterday. they earn about nine dollars per hour. they want the minimum increased to $15 per hour. i want to bring in columbia university professor -- who focuses on labor inequality issues. i want to start with you. restaurant workers are calling for $15 per hour. don't they run the risk that mcdonald's or wendy's will cut the workforce? >> that is the myth. we have plenty of studies recently that show there are negligible employment effects when you raise the minimum wage. when you think about it, take the current employees -- $7.25 per hour. a big mac is three dollars. they could actually buy
to reach president obama's one-year, seven million people signup goal. seven million people heretofore had not had health insurance or maybe they got kicked off of their health insurance plan because the promise of if you like your health plan you can keep it has not been kept. many people, unfortunately, very many people, something like five million, have already been notified that they're not going to be able to keep their health care insurance even though they like it. many health insurance professionals and public officials have gone public. they have reported that the site isn't anywhere near ready for primetime, and as much as 40%, as i said earlier, of the site has yet to be built. my hometown newspaper in atlanta, georgia, "the atlanta journal constitution," included a headline today, and i quote, new and improved? not so much, some georgians find, end quote. and they went on to highlight three of the most glaring examples. i'm going to give -- colleagues, i'm going to give you a couple of the examples in the interest of time. alforetta, georgia, shopping online, he's faced roadblo
in the personal venom that developed between president obama and charlie rangel. been in the house of representatives 44 years. it turns out they hate each other. there's no way to put a finer point on this. they despise each other. a new book has the president calling charlie rangel, quote, a hack referring to his many ethical challenges. there's no doubts charlie rangel is a hack and been caught not paying his taxes. >> it breaks it down, the sort of back and forth. it seems to be that rangle is, as they describe it, old school. he's been there for 44 years, harlem congressman. he does it old school and he has seen president obama as an up start, a beginner. he famously backed hillary clinton. and then of course when he was elected, brought na office. charlie rangel thought he would have access to the white house as chairman of the house ways and means committee. he didn't get access. >> and who did? >> al sharpton. that's who they went with for their community outreach. they went with al sharpton over charlie rangel. charlie rangel has been pretty honest about the failures of ob
this thing for four long years with all kinds of things like wild promises and now one of his own obama care architects says he hasn't promoted it enough and that's why young people aren't signing up. maybe young people think we've been deceived and they've figured out it's a bad deal for them. maybe that's why they are not signing up. >> you're exactly right, greg. you have a situation where one of the largest transfers of wealth, forced by the government from the young, healthy people, who are generally -- they don't have much money. they don't have much property or wealth. but the largest transfer forced by the government from those people to older, sicker people and i think that despite what the obama administration and ezekiel emanuel may think of young people, that's a bad deal. as you point out, we've had three elections on this. there's nobody in the america who has not at least heard of obama care and i think that -- i think that what we're seeing is their very real refusal to go along with it because as you say, it's a bad idea for them. >> the white house, charlie, has to be deepl
and that's the worry. is it possible that we plod along? president obama doesn't care about ten years from now, he cares about the next three years. is it possible that we plod along? >> he doesn't care about the next three years, does he care about his ideology and where he stands with the people that believe in that ideology, or america and the economy. and it seems he's more concerned with years from now. >> the point about natural gas, why don't we see the l and g terminals on every coast and every city. line let's export natural gas. that he is a conflicts with the ideology. stuart: we know you as a trader, we have to ask the following question. what's the worst trade you ever made. >> simple, warren buffett said what you should do when you buy stocks, go to your house and buy the companies of the things that you use every day. stuart: and charles payne said that. >> when i first got my ipod and played music never mind if i ever imagine i would be able to make a phone call from it in a few years and i bought my first ipod and running on the chicago lake front and listening to the ipod
's -- look, 130 cities of anger is what we saw, and it's building every year. it goes all the way back to the beginning of the occupy movement. and we saw these same types of things happening last year. it continues to grow. obama recognizes it. one quick point, ed, i think is very important. the world -- the world economic forum, very respected organization. they interviewed about 1,500 business folks and academia folks. you know what those people said? they identified this split of the have and have nots as the number-one problem on planet earth. planet earth. and here's what they said. that it's going to cause such unrest that at some point, you can't get the jeannie back into the bottle. >> the president knows this. and the president is trying to do something about it. but he has no congressional help whatsoever from the object strokters. i've said this before. i believe that the american people mentally, they're not in the library. they're in the street. we saw it yesterday. jesse lagreca, you have been in the street. and the question is, the president is harnessed on this issue.
been delays in various mandates of obama care. further we see various funds as reported by "the washington post" earlier in the year that may have been part of prevention have been moved to help other parts of obama care. so what this judiciary committee hearing is about is is there a breach that the president, this president or future presidents can't by executive order say can congress pass the law, here's the law, here's the deadline, here's the funding issues but we're going to delay it or change it. you know, i remember at the end of last year or at the beginning of the government shutdown that the extreme republicans offered the president a delay but he didn't take the delay. that would have been sanctioned by congress. i think this hearing is not only crucially important, i think it comes at a time where there is so much fuzziness as to the original simplicity of the constitution on checks and balances. remember, it wasn't supposed to be about writing checks, it was supposed to be about check one branch versus the other. so i'm definitely going to give you updates on how
to president obama. >> there have been for several years now of course a number of comparisons made between nelson mandela and president obama. "the washington post" characterized how the president in the past has dealt with those comparisons saying in part, quote, the american president regularly shied from direct comparisons with mr. mandela. mr. obama often noted privately and publicly that his sacrifices would never compare to mr. mandela's. aide to mr. obama said he was uncomfortable when people drew parallels between them as often as they did. this is from "the new york time times", not "the washington post." i apologize. how fair are those comparisons? they are inevitable and now we're going to continue to read and hear more about them over the next few days and weeks. how fair are they? >> it depends on which mr. mandela you're talking about. >> and which mr. obama you're talking about. >> one of the things that we talk about is mr. mandela as a tremendous humanitarian leader and so on. and he really was. but he was also a politician. and he also had to hold together a coalition, fi
of government, including the head of state. attacks on aid workers tripled this year. >> the obama administration is back in sales mode for the affordable care act. the white house wants to pointed out the benefits of the law. the administration plans to focus on a specific benefit each day until the sign-up deadline on december 20 throw. that's when anyone who wants their medical coverage to begin january 1 must be enrolled. >> protestors overrun a government compound in thailand. >> why police lifted the barricade to say let them in. >> thousands of demonstrators remain defiant in key every. we'll look at how the battle of east versus west is playing a role in the ukraine uprising. >> good morning. welcome back to aljazeera america. i'm stephanie sy you. up next, protestors swarm a government compound in thailand while rallies in ukraine prompt the president to take action. first let's look at temperatures across the nation today. >> toward the northern tier, this morning in the teens and falling, expected to keep falling into the single digits through the day. ahead of the front
for president obama after a very tough year? first wave of fixes for health care.gov. we wait to find out the true test. what happens when more people logon today. an update on the commuter train derailment in new york and what governor cuomo had to say. find out whether kiber monday sales will live up to the hopes and expectations of retailers and how close to reality the plans to deliver the orders with drones.
- american dialogue for many years. then i had a very interesting and fruitful visit to the white house with president obama. i am here as his guest on an official visit. then i went to another group and spoke to the general assembly of the oas. they had guessed that they had invited. theen went to speak with ind of the democratic party the house, nancy pelosi. i spoke with members of the house in the democratic party and then i spoke with speaker boehner and a few of the republicans in the house. i have been working with some of them for many years. not only as foreign minister. now i am here. i had a dinner at the center for american progress. it is a think tank. i'm having dinner tonight with the independent counsel. they have asked me to address them. what have been the main messages i have tried to convey to the u.s. officials and to the u.s. public? first, i would like to thank the partiesernment and both for the help that they have given us since we started collaborating. i was beginning to the president of the university of miami yesterday. we were discussing how things had chan
did you find out? >> after a bitter pill story last year, that story is followed up. he'll write a monthly column about implementing obama care. basically, the good thing, one of the gas things about obama care it actually sets some new laws saying you can't, hospital can't overcharge the way it did before and expect to have that nonprofit status they enjoy. what was discovered is 2 1/2 years after they wrote through they haven't written regulations that would for the hospitals to start charging them or force hospitals to stop going after poor or indy against or underinsured folks. it's a good story. the obama administration can't get the little things right. some of these practices and policies would start. >> is the stop of overcharge is part of america spend sewing much of its gdp spent on health care or is it a separate issue. >> it's one of the reasons we do spend so much on health care. you get into a minor scrape or accident you go to hospital and easily rack up $10 or $25,000 worth of charges in a few hours. some of those charges are just completely, you know, unreal. wha
on getting coverage by next year now that its more available to them. at the same time, mr. obama's job approval rating has taken a hit, with 51 percent of californians approving. that matches a record low from two years ago and is down 10 points from last summer. no budget deal yet in washington. a 27 right now. a warning is going out to residents in nevada to make sure the money used to pay for gifts this holiday season, is legit. officials are warning cashiers and bank tellers to be on the lookout for thieves trying to pass bogus bills. police say they're seeing more counterfeit $100 and $50 dollar bills in the reno area this time of year. they say not only are the bills fake, but that they'll be seized as evidence causing stores to lose money. financial experts say to spot a fake, look for telltale signs like striping, material, and color shifting ink. if you hold the bill at a 45 degree angle, the ink should shift from a green color to a black or gold color. continuing our team coverage of the freezing temperatures this morning. we'll be right back with updates. ^ soon, californian
the sponsor do they open up old wounds. >> the economy, best jobs news in a year and new assurances from the fed. i'm krystal ball. why so sad, wall street? >> president obama tries to rally the facebook generation to like the health care law. this afternoon they've got an open mike straight to the oval office. >> and the big chill. we get it, it's december. but this is something else. i'm abbi huntsman, snow and temperatures 40 degrees below normal. we have friends at the weather channel to tell us. >> there's just one hour until wall street closes and the markets are lower and if that's extending three days of losses on the dow and s&p. why the change? there are a few possible reasons. the government's unemployment report comes out on friday. and some expect a gain of 215,000 jobs in november. that's according to an adp estimate and well above expectatio expectations. good news in the real economy could make the fed
a little too rambunctious for this toddler. with a hand from mrs. obama and a kiss from sunny, the tiny toppled tot was just fine. the first lady welcomed military families to the white house to unveil this year's decorations and to thank them for their sacrifices. >> no matter what challenges you all face, during the holidays or any other time during the year, you all just dig a little deeper. >> reporter: the white house is fully decorated for the holidays and ready to welcome the 70,000 visitors expected this season. the numbers are impressive. it took 83 volunteers from all 50 states to deck these halls. there are 24 christmas trees, 450 books, a 300-pound gingerbread white house and 1,000 yards of satin ribbon, used to make replicas of the famous pups. >> they're mechanical. this is a new step. we're stepping up in the world. bo and sunny honoring. >> reporter: there's one more christmas tree left to light. president obama and the first family will turn the switch on the massive national christmas tree on friday. john and diana? >> mary, thank you. it's the kind of scene, it was go
? >> they do not like this at all. the obama administration, however, may like it, i think. president obama has already indicated that he will be proposal certain reforms to these processes and has a review panel going over them with a report due by the end of the year. so it's possible some of these ideas will line up with president obama's own reforms which may be resisted by his intelligence community. >> when it's resisted by the intelligence community, i guess that takes us to whatever the next crisis is, whoever wants to predict that. but does this drift away given the next security crisis for the nation? >> no question that if there were another attack, and these practices were faulted, that would be a disaster. and all efforts to reform them would then stop. and what this letter essentially is arguing is that the economic benefits to the u.s. economy and to these companies outweigh the reduction in risk that arises from these surveillance practices. that's a very controversial point. they're good arguments on both sides of it. and it is in a way the crux of the matter. >> what i found i
] ♪ ♪ ♪ >> president obama said the fight with hiv/aids is far from over. he spoke after world aids day, observed each year on december 1st. the president was joined by secretary of state john kerry and health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. the event was 40 minutes. [applause] >> hello. [applause] thank you, thank you, thank you, everybody, please, have a seat, well, thank you, grant, for your outstanding leadership of the office of national aids policy and thanks to all of you for being here. this is a pretty distinguished crowd, i have to say. it is wonderful to be here. i should say, actually, welcome back, because many 6 you joined us before as we mark new milestones in the fight against hiv and aids, and i'm honored that you could join us in commemorating world aids day, which was yesterday. this is a time for remembering the friends and loved ones that we lost, celebrating the extraordinary progress, thanks to people in the room that we've been able to make, and most importantly, recommitting ourselves to the mission that we share, which is achieving an aids-free generation. i e
obama to have andreas schleicher neck dote sold us a lamp and instead now they are saying well look at this great paperweight. >> here is the issue, judy, is that republicans still, 100 years into this debate still haven't offered their plan, speaker boehner today just kind of was flippant yeah we will see if we offer our own plan, yet obama has had problems in the rollout but wha what the plan os in the rollout is far superior to going back to the type of discrimination the insurance companies participated in before, the gender discrimination paying more for healthcare coverage, just because you are a woman, so, you know, they can argue for the status quo, we will argue for the success of obamacare and things will play out next year. >> woodruff: ron, is it enough for republicans to criticize, which they clearly are doing or do they need to come up with an alternative on their own. >> absolutely, republicans were shut out of the process of developing obamacare, and they need to talk about the law, they need to talk about the problems in the law because that that is what it is, yes,
're exposing it. >> explain where president obama is on this. he has stated that he wants to get fast tracked before the end of the year. >> i don't think we can give them fast track. these kind of trade deals -- let's back up a bit. these are treaties between countries. and a treaty should come to congress. they tried to bypass congress by having so-called fast track. they cut congress right out of the deal. and i want my congress person whether it's a he or a she, i want her or him to fight for jobs in this country. when you cut them out, who's going to have the say at the table? multi-national corporations and financiers. >> it is not good for workers in the middle class. no doubt. the addition of south korea, their intention to get involved in the pact. your take on that? >> we already have a deal in south korea and see the results of it. since we signed the deal in south korea, the trade deficit with america for south korea has quadrupled. korea could then take parts and send the cars to us in the deal. as a domestic created vehicle. for the other 70%, they can get their parts from brune
it if you try. it sounds a little corny but that is what the american dream is all about. president obama told the country in his state of the union is -- this year that it is our generation's task to unite the -- to create a rising thriving middle class. i could not agree more. the country has been through a lot and i'm grateful that we have a president who in every decision he has faced on the foughtbattles, long battles, and even that she has focused on expanding opportunity for all americans and i think it is in part because he is thinking of the kids i need that fair shot to ensure that they reach their potential. he knows we're all better off when they do. and for that i am very grateful as well. great privilege to introduce to you the president of the united states. [applause] >> thank you. [applause] thank you, everybody. thank you so much. please, please have a seat. thank you so much. well, thank you, neera, for the wonderful introduction and sharing a story that resonated with me. there were a lot of parallels in my life and probably resonated with some of you. over the past 10
and craig whitlock. >> i would like to ask you about afghanistan. the obama administration thought they had fought the deal to keep the troops there 2014. that seems like it is falling apart. do you see any way of resolving this before the beginning of next year or will it stride on until afghanistan elects a new president? >> the deal has not fallen
this evening at the white house christmas tree lighting, president obama had a few words to say about the former south african leader. >> this year, we give a special measure of gratitude firm nelson mandela, a man that championed that generosity of spirit. in his life, he left us with tremendous grace and unbelievable courage. we are all privileged to live in a world touched by his goodness. >> former secretary of state every clinton receiving the 2013 human rights award at an event on capitol hill. also speaking at the event, madeleine albright who served under bill clinton. they talked about the recent passing of former south african president nelson mandela. this is 25 minutes. [applause] >> thank you very much. please. thank you. thank you for your kind words and thank you to all of you. i am thrilled to be here. here to celebrate those that dedicated their lives to the human rights movement and we would be remiss if we did not toak as a little while ago honor the passing of one of the movement's greatest heroes. ansident mandela was activist, a prisoner of conscience and a polit
because a lot of people are being kind of tight this year. >> you can see why, because congress has yet to pass a budget, right? the effects of obama care have yet to sink in. so you would -- you understand consumers are a little nervous and don't want to spend as much money. >> right. i think those consumers who have jobs, who are lucky enough to have money in the stock market which is soaring, who are relieved that the value of their house is going up, those upper-end consumers will probably spend pretty readily and i expect the retailers who serve them will see a pretty good christmas. people who serve that mass market where wages haven't been rising, you're right, people may have some anxiety about health care, i think they're less worried about the budget than their paychecks and health care, those retailers have to work hard to get people to spend. >> you've touched on something, you know. the stock market is on fire. banks are profitable. the upper 1% doing just fine. so is this just the story of the american economy? >> it is definitely one story of the american economy. i think
particularly because of the shutdown and how that hurt republicans. and it's an election year in 2014, republicans want to talk about obama care, they want to talk about other issues. they think they can beat up on obama and the democrats and don't want to get bogged down by shutdowns and debt limit fights. there's no reason to think stocks are too high because washington's going to kill everything. >> and maybe it was set so low because it was on the floor. >> you can't go much lower than they are. they can clear the bar for expectations which is no shut down. and maybe get the approval ratings in the 10% range, double digits at some point. >> one of the things we've been watching is what the fed's going to do next. how much do you think the fed has been responsible for this. and if the tapering begins, is that really something that takes the steam out of the market? not if it's just based on valuations like you've been talking. >> i have not been of the view that fed-driven liquidity is the sole support under the market. we touched on it a few minutes ago, there are many traditional
this year. because of military budget constraints. >>> blockbuster jobs report for november. >> yeah. >> and it could not have come at a better time really for president obama. he's not had a lot of good news lately. >> no, not at all. let's give you the numbers. i was certainly surprised when these came out. the u.s. economy adding 203,000 jobs last month, pushing the unemployment rate down pretty significantly to 7%. that is the lowest unemployment rate we've seen since 2008. the depths of the recession. >> let's look at the jobs number through a political lens. we're joined by amy holmes, "hot list" anchor at the blaze. good morning, ladies, i want to jump into it. because we never have enough time for the segment. i want to look at the way people are experiencing the economy, and there's a cnn/orc poll, 24% believe that the economy is improving, 39% believe the country is still in a downturn. and then when you break it apart by age. >> right. >> 34% of people under 50 say we're still headed in a downturn. 45% of people over 50 say we're headed in a downturn. let's start with you,
to fight for three more years. i am cheryl casone with dennis kneale to take you to the next hour of markets now. president obama continues his 20 day pr blitz to will americans to sign up for health care, four separate hearings on the law are underway in capitol hill. filled in greek --phil gingrey is here. david dietz is here with where to make some green coming up in our stock radar and washington d.c. raising the minimum wage at the nation's largest retailer, wal-mart, opens for business. we have the details, the backlash and the fight ahead for both. all this and more in the next hour of markets now. timing is everything between washington d.c. and walmart. this has been going on for so long and the minimum wage going up with wal-mart opened up a store. capitalism lives. dennis: so does obamacare. the president denial on how things are going. cheryl: there's deion and defiance, both active. dennis: top of the our stocks every 15 minutes, nicole petallides at stock exchange. reversing course again. we don't want good four straight days down on the dow. i forbid it. >> you will
this which is why they voted to reject territory status in a referendum held one year ago. the obama administration recognizes this as well, which is why it proposed the first federally sponsored status vote in puerto rico's history to resolve the issue once and for all. and finally, members of congress, from both bodies, comprehend this which is why 125 of them have co-sponsored legislation i introduced that provides for an up or down vote in puerto rico on the territory's admission as a state and outlines the steps the federal government will take if a majority of voters favor admission. there are many reasons to oppose puerto rico's territory status, which is unequal, undemocratic and un-american. one of the most important reasons why puerto rico must discard this status in favor of either statehood or nationhood is because the current status has failed and will continue to fail to provide the island's 3.6 million american citizens with the economic opportunities and the quality of life they deserve. those who refuse to acknowledge this fundamental truth for ideological reasons ar
, they defeated the taliban. provided some weapons. they defeated the taliban. people have forgotten but for years in iraq people referred to afghanistan, even senator obama, that's where the real fight is, that's where it was done well, and it was done well. the taliban was defeated. it was routed by some of the most incredible and fearless am. ting led by general dust we have people in this administration now calling him and others war criminals because they fought for themselves, their own freedom to rid themselves of tyrannical, radical islamists. they are muslims. they are my muslim friends. . they defeated our enemy. they are the enemy of our enemy. and yet this administration is releasing taliban, one of the taliban leaders that's been on was al afghan television eleased from guantanamo by this administration for humanitarian purposes and the humanitarian purposes are now he's back leading taliban and making clear that the taliban will control all of afghanistan once the united states pulls out. he likes to talk in terms of how the u.s. has been greatly defeated and that's why we're beggin
on that. i know that jeff will come to the white house early next year. that position that he is filling now will be filling by a successor. thatnoticed that last week president obama, and you today, using theosh avoided word obamacare. is that now -- >> i came out and talked about obamacare several times. >> i do not hear people using the word anymore. >> watchword? >> obamacare. >> i think you're going to sue me somewhere. [laughter] fine witht i am calling obamacare, the president is fine with it. we are focused on making sure that the care part is delivered to the americans that want it. whether it is the affordable care act, obamacare, or anything else, what matters to the president is that the benefits available to every american who gets covered through the exchanges, or have covered all the -- already, is delivered. or one of us who has insurance coverage already has benefits from the afford will care act, from obamacare. child between 18 and 26, that child is now able to stay on your insurance coverage, where before they were not. there are benefits when it comes insurers,bility
. it could be years before cultural attitudes catch up. >> in september, after the supreme court struck down the defensive marriage act. president obama ordered spouses of same-sex spouses to be given the same benefits. >> scientists decoded the oldest dna sequence. they hope it was related to the neanderthals. instead it's related to a group of ancient humans. the remains could explain how humans evolved and spread. >>> a record prize for an american master piece. this is "saying grace." it's a 1951 oil painting by norman rockwell. two bidders battled during a sotheby's auction. when the hammer came down it sold for 46 million, three times higher than the top price. it's considered a popular of the minipointings that rock well did. the work of cinema clients of charlie chaplin has been lost to decay. more on what is left of the slept era. >> charlie chapli, in a great of cinema. a pioneering entertainer he rose to fame during the era of the silent films. a director, composer and actor he is seen in his signature role. early motion pictures were called silent because synchronised dialogue wa
are learning that president obama and first lady michelle obama will travel to south africa next week to attend memorial event. former secretary of state madeleine albright spoke earlier. she paid tribute to former california congressman tom lantos and hillary clinton looking at her years of service. >> thank you very much. thank you to mica for your kind wonders and good morning. thank you to all of you. i am thrilled to be here. we're here to celebrate those who dedicated their lives to the human rights movement and we would be remised if we did not speak as to mica did to honor the passing of one of the movement's greatest heroes, nelson mandela. president mandela was a activist, political leader, a statesman and he was above all a teacher. he taught us that the power of forgiveness is greater áhan the power of hate and the differences of race and nationality matter less than our shared humanity. his presence on this earth will be sorely missed but his lessons will endure in the hearts of millions. this has in fact, become a very special event as part of what tom talked about an awful lot.
at all time. >> so there's a little of miley in all of us? >> i worry. but barrack obama on the list for obvious reasons but he was "time" person of the year last year. >> partly because of the way he used technology to win a second term and now he finds himself having technology trip him up and it seems to have surprised even him. >> we'll see what happens. this is the top 10. go to today.com and let us know who you think and on wednesday nancy and her team will reveal the person of the year 2013. >> i'll vote right now for pope francis. >> yeah. wow. okay. going right out there on a limb. >> why not. make the call. >> tamron, thank you very much. coming up, more on the winter storm and the power and travel problems being caused by it this morning. >> then on trending, a cheerleader that thinks she is messing up the routine and then gets a pretty heartwarming surprise. >> what new twists await fans of downton abbey. a look coming up. season four coming up. >>> all coming up after your local news and weather. hi! where did you come from? oh... sorry. welcome to petsmart! aren't you k
'll leave it with you. how can anybody be opposed to this? the money won't go back to my president obama's friends. it will go to the consumer. t will lower the opportunity costs that hold new and old businesses back and cost detroit billions of dollars a year. if we use numbers from a similar maryland, i estimate storing the storm water that every city ought to do is saving $12.2 million. it will pay for police and fire protection. other things you want in your city. we want people to move to detroit from around the country and around the world. we want to allow immigration to our company where people have capital. people are going to canada because the income tax is 15%. great is getting a lot of entrepreneurs around the world, we're losing them. why? corporate income tax here is 35%. economic enterprise zones would $50,000. the visas with let them come to our country. detroit doesn't need a handout. jobbing now yanet a handout. just look at your history of innovation, look at the proud history of detroit. produced nry ford who a car that assembly line men and he reduced the work week.
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